Wang Hao wins Japan Open
Chinaís Wang Hao, the number three seed, won the Menís Singles event at the Volkswagen Open Japan on Sunday 24th June 2006 beating compatriot Ma Long in five games at the final hurdle. Wang Hao won 11-9, 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6.
It was Wang Haoís seventh career title at an open international tournament on the ITTF Pro Tour tournament. In addition he has won twice at the Grand Finals, thus making his overall total nine.
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Wang Liqin still leads the way with an overall total of twenty-three; Ma Lin has sixteen, Vladimir Samsonov fifteen and Timo Boll twelve.
In January 2007 he retained his title in Slovenia.
On the previous four occasions Wang Hao had always won. He succeeded in February 2002 at the Qatar Open, winning in five games in the second round; then at the Volkswagen Open China in Shenzhen in September 2005 he was the victor at the semi-final stage in four straight games.
In Chiba, it was another title to the collection; he brought matters to an end by winning the Menís Singles crown.
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